The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot - Knoxville

The Melting Pot - Knoxville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/knoxville/specials
  • Phone: (865) 971-5400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jackson Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered spots are free after 6:00 p.m., and free on Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise, the closest parking is right behind our building at Central Parking. There are also several other parking lots around The Old City.
A word from The Melting Pot - Knoxville
The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four course dinners. It is perfect for a romantic evening, corporate dinner parties or friendly gatherings. Creamy cheese fondue, fresh salads, a wide variety of entree selections and mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts are offered.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Knoxville reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (114)romantic (99)good for groups (44)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (23)late-night find (16)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Wonderful birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This was my husband's first visit to the Melting Pot. He was not all for going to a fondue type restaurant but he ended up loving it. The food was excellent and our waiter was wonderful. He made some really good suggestions for us and we couldn't have been more please. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do the 2-3 course, entree not worth the $
    MsTank
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Three out of the 4 courses were fantastic. The cheese course, salad, and dessert were fantastic. The entree course left much to be desired. I understand boiling steak is less than an ideal preparation. Next time we will skip that and stick with the 2-3 course options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fred is our favorite server and always awesome!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    we go to the melting pot at least once or twice and month and Fred is always our server. He is awesome and takes great care of us! It's our new date night spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Enjoying evening with friends. Not rushed and we were able to enjoy our dinner and visit. Nice food and wine. We look forward to visiting again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My only complaint is that our server just about drove me nuts. Normally, I wouldn't complain about an attentive server, but she was too much and constantly at our table. I'm an introvert and I have no interest in being pestered with small talk and really just anted her to go away so I could enjoy time with my kids. She also kept telling (repeatedly) to watch be careful and watch them around the hot pots. Really, like I don't already know that, after all we do cook at home. Our experience could have been a lot better with a different server that wasn't so overbearing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gatlinburg melting pot is better
    SNOman
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Knoxville was way too loud to enjoy. Could barely hear our waitress. They have hidden charges that Gatlinburg foes not . Costed us around 20 bucks more. Sorry but Gatlinburg will probably get our business from now on
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HORRIBLE EVENING!
    ozlover
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had absolutely the WORST experience. First, we used coupons-1 for each couple. We called ahead the day before to verify that both coupons were allowed and were told YES. When we arrived, we were told NO and seated at a table with only 1 burner for 4 people. The server started off OK but gradually got worse. He also had a very large table across the room and devoted most of his time to them only. Many times it would be 25-30 before he would come and check on our table. Then drinks were brought to the table and the waiter spilled the tea on my mother's lap. Next, the chocolate fondue came out, one was on the burner and the other sat on the table getting cold. Finally, something was on the seat which stained her new pants. HORRIBLE EVENING!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total Experience
    Davereviews
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Melting Pot is a unique restaurant in many ways. The food is excellent and it's always prepared just the way you want it, since you cook it yourself at the table. Our Server, Amy, was delightful and very professional. She explained everything very well as we progressed through our 4 course dinner. There are many sauces to choose from and you may have all you need. A nice touch is that fresh cut up apples are brought to your table, they can be used for dipping if you like. I ate them between the different things we had to eat to freshen my palate. The Service could not have been better and the evening was a true dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fun, delicious night. Perfect for girl's night out!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cheese and chocolate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I loved the cheese and chocolate courses. The entree course was ok. The filet was amazingly tender but we got tried of timing the meat when it was cooking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    paulaj
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    A special thanks to The Melting Pot of Knoxville for helping me celebrate my big day! The service is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Server
    Birthday1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The server that we had, Fred, spoke so fast and went over things so quickly that we did not understand several things about the menu and food. He laid the batter down but spoke so fast we did not understand it was batter. He went over the condiments so fast that we were left wondering what half of them were. He left us for long periods of time. He put some batter in the pot and said that when the batter rises to the top the oil is ready to start cooking. Well, the batter never floated to the top. After about 5 minutes or more we just started cooking and the oil was fine. He is so familiar with everything that he had forgotten there are guests that are not and need some time to explain and understand it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first experience.
    2foodies
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I loved it! Only complaint is there beeds to be a little more light. We have to use the flashlight on my iPhone to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    cmaalias
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were saddened when our local Melting Pot closed it's doors earlier this year. The first thing I did when we planned our weekend trip was check to see if there was a Melting Pot in Knoxville. This is our favorite place to celebrate and unwind. Thanks for making our weekend trip extra special. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful special occasion place.
    specialbday
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant for a special occasion. Wonderful for couple conversation. Lighting is a bit too low, as it is difficult to read the menu. Would recommend that the lighting be dimmed after ordering. My birthday was very special and the Melting Pot provided the excellent opportunity to celebrate this year. Thank you for making it a memorable event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I went on our anniversary. As soon as the hostess got our name, she immediately congratulated us on our anniversary. Our waitress and even the manager stopped by to say congratulations. They also presented us with a card that was signed by the entire staff. Everyone done a fantastic job making it a great and personable experience. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone celebrating an anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dining experience ever
    Wilksss21
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Aside from the amazing wine, entree, and dessert, the service was outstanding. I have never been pleased more than I was at The Melting Pot. It was my girlfriends and I first time dining here, and the server explained everything to us extremely well. She knew everything we needed to know and more. She even asked if we wanted a picture taken of us since it was our anniversary. The manager came and checked on us more than once to make sure we were doing well. The server and manager both congratulated us on our anniversary and made this night even more special for us. We could not have been happier with every single part of our meal, service, and overall experience with this restaurant. We will absolutely return without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous! !
    StalveyReview
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    There Is Just No Word To Really Say But Fabulous! Everything From The Start To The Finish Was Great,No Extra Detail Just Fabulous! We Will Eat There Again And Again With What We Have Seen There Everything Was Perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun night out
    Sebastien
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was very fun to go to the melting pot. I regret about the cheese fondue, toasted bread would have been perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Any time we have a special event or just a simple date night we LOVE going to the Melting Pot. It's the only place in town where you can sit and relax while eating your 4 course meal. You are not rushed nor made to feel like you need to eat and go. Hands down our fav restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good times and good food
    volforlifegirl
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We went on ladies night. The menu was set which was good for my friend for her first time as the regular menu is fairly long. We had a great time. The food is delicious. It takes a while so don't be in a hurry to leave. Enjoy the ambiance, the food preparation and the good company you will be with. The servers are attentive and we lacked for nothing. I would recommend. I will be back just for dessert - chocolate fondue !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Greatplacetoeat
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great place to relax and enjoy some good food! We always love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great for celebrations
    cdhudd
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Such a neat dining experience. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly! It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!!! Our Best Find yet : )
    Socrates
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We absolutely Loved it. It has excellent food and a Wonderful Ambiance. We highly recommend it. The food & preparation are so unique. The serice was top notch.Can't give it a high enough praise. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was my husband and mine's 7th wedding anniversary. We go to the Melting Pot a lot for special occasions but this time was particularly special. Both Danielle, our server and the manager went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful, memorable evening! Cannot wait to do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    FoodieFool
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Wherever we go and there is a Melting Pot it is always great food atmosphere and a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend for adults and maybe the older kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    Lndrm6
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I have been using The Melting Pot as a romantic dining option for years. As of the last outing we will be looking for other options. The waitress was poorly trained and the food was lacking quality. Sadly disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occassions
    eat2live
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great place to celebrate your special occasion. Service is always top notch. Relaxed dining experience. Take your time and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy our experience at the Melting Pot, and we like the fact that we know it will consistently be great. We are expecting our first child next weekend so we went as a last big date night and had a fabulous time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but beware!!!
    Gupbear
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Been to melting pot many different times at all other locations. The knoxville location was about the least romantic setting for a melting pot. It was loud inside there was no privacy as we were accustomed to at other melting pot. It has been a couple of years since we have been to one, they have restructured the menu portion size seem to be smaller and now they charge for the traditional cooking. which is oil. They give the chicken broth complimentary we paid 45 dollars a person for a small amount of food and they have the nerve to charge additional 6 bucks for oil. I feel that this is unjustified because that is the original way to fondue. Extremely disappointed with this location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melting Pot
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food ! Great experience ! Had been a while since we last visited the Melting Pot, it was a fun time for our anniversary the cheese fondue was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Rypa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went for a "girls night out" with my mom and best friend. We had a blast! The food and wine was wonderful, our waitress was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere private. I would definitely recommend the Melting Pot for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A bit pricey for the amount of food (especially meat) that you get, but our server was spectacular and attentive. I appreciated the complimentary strawberries for our anniversary meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent for special occasions
    candyr93
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a really great birthday dinner here. Our server, Fred, was amazing! He went above and beyond for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    KJ1966
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our evening at the Melting Pot with friends was a big hit. The server was very knowledgeable and informative without being condescending, which was a big plus given that the total experience was new to most of us. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always have a wonderful experience at the melting pot! Very yummy, Fred is always our server and he is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    2goodfoodgoodtimes
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We grabbed a last minute family dinner for this past Sunday. We love this Melting Pot as our favorite good time, catch up place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondue Fairytale...
    proudgranny
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I recently attended a special event with my daughter and granddaughter at the Melting Pot. They far, far exceeded my greatest expectations. The entire restaurant had been turned into a frozen wonderland, and the characters weren't merely nearby. They came around to each and every table and spent real time with the girls, talking and taking pictures etc.. I can't begin to say how impressed I am with the Melting Pot for holding this kind of event and hope there will be more to come. I loved a chance to introduce my granddaughter to fine dining in a way that made sense to her. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    Daryl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We did the Mid Week Romantic Getaway and turned out to be a nice, quiet evening together. Our server Zari was outstanding and always had a welcoming smile on her face. I highly recommend requesting her if you are using Open Table for reservations. The manager Kathy checked on us a couple times to make sure everything was going as expected, which was nice as well. Great place to spend a quiet evening and not be rushed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomadating
    Jsclark564
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've always loved The Melting Pot, and when we brought our three year old with us for a family night, they made sure it was a pleasant night for all! Great customer service. Our waiters went above and beyond for us. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.